Training Courses (UK)

Effective IT procurement

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 - LONDON


non-member US$660.30
Effective IT procurement
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Understand complex IT markets so you can buy more effectively

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Know more about the IT market and the typical drivers of sellers in this market
  • Understand the key aspects of buying hardware, software and maintenance and the fundamentals of software licences
  • Develop a set of clear approaches to effective procurement in this key area
Please note: price above includes any early bird discount (if applied).
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    Is it right for me?

    The sellers of IT goods and services often create an air of mystery using alliances and other devices to try and influence the decisions made by procurement organisations.  This one-day course examines appropriate strategies and options for buying hardware, software, maintenance and outsourcing services.  It is designed for procurement professionals new to buying IT, technical specialists requiring a commercial understanding of the IT market and those involved in IT projects and need an understanding of what is involved in buying IT.


    What key points will the training cover?

    • Review of the IT market and its impact upon IT procurement
    • Key steps relating to IT procurement
    • Stakeholder engagement during the process
    • Supplier engagement during the process
    • Outsourcing IT
    • Buying hardware - vital considerations and options, supply selection and relationship management of hardware suppliers
    • Buying software - vital considerations in purchasing bespoke and packaged software.  The option of cloud computing
    Course fee includes:
    • Lunch
    • Refreshments
    • All course materials



    ArcBlue (formerly PMMS) has been at the forefront of the procurement profession for over 30 years, developing many of the leading concepts, techniques and processes which underpin effective supply management, operating with a team of respected consultants with a wide range of industry knowledge and experience.


    Wednesday 9 Oct - LONDON

    Novotel London Wembley
    5 Olympic Way
    HA9 0NP
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